Sunday, October 17, 2010

Harvest Energy Fair

Yesterday there was a Harvest Energy Fair at the high school, so my dad and I decided to check it out. I also decided to bring my EV to show off and check out the advertised Plug In Hybrid.
There were a local company who sells Electric Bikes there with three bikes that people could test ride. My dad took one for a spin and loved it.
There was also a Tesla Roadster! The owner just received it this past Tuesday and got word of this little event and had to show it off.
In this picture you can see my Civic EV, the 2010 Tesla Roadster and the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug In Hybrid. The new Prius has a slightly larger hatch and a 13 mile EV range, the Tesla has a 250 miles range and my Civic has a 32 mile range. My Civic and the Tesla were definitely big hits, you have the home made commuter EV and then the sports car. And yes, not only did I sit in the Tesla, I got a ride! It has some serious zip, I know what I have to modify my Civic into next!


adamj12b said...

Hey Dave,

How did you like the ride in the Tesla? Awesome huh? I loved it when I got a ride in one. Funny thing was that it was my first ride ever in an electric vehicle! Hopefully my Corvette will be just as quick. :)


adamj12b said...

O, I also forgot to mention that it sucks that that guy just got his Tesla with the weather getting so cold. Not much time left to drive it around. Especially with the tires on it being rated to not get colder then 30F or it will damage the rubber!!


David Harrington said...

The ride was great! I have never been in a peppier car.

Actually, the owner has all season tires on it and is ordering Snow Tires for the winter. It's going to be his only car once his Subaru gets sold.

Zain Hasan said...

Wow....Your civic is always a hit, don't compare with Tesla.

John said...

How did you convert your civic?? what engine did you use?

John said...

I have been researching for a while now on how this process works. I have a 2000 Honda Civic coupe that i want to convert to hybrid. I've thought of running off of a HHO kit but would rather stick to an electric hybrid.